Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) has announced its plans to host the fifth edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) on Africa on November 18-19, 2019 in Dubai under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Organised under the theme \u201cScale Up Africa\u201d, GBF Africa 2019 will bring together African and UAE government and business leaders to explore avenues of economic cooperation and facilitate bilateral trade and investment flows. The high-level forum will place a key focus on forging the connections that will enable scale up, and explore how public and private sector players in Africa and the UAE can work together to sustainable partnerships. Among the key topics to be address by delegates at the forum are the role of public-private cooperation and startups in driving economic growth, key challenges and opportunities that are emerging across the continent. \u201cOver the years, the Global Business Forum on Africa has established itself as one of the world\u2019s leading platforms that fosters cooperation between Africa and the UAE and positions Dubai as a global gateway for African companies. The forum offers an unrivalled opportunity for key decision makers to explore investment opportunities in Africa and forge new partnerships that pave the way for mutual benefits and economic growth,\u201d said H.E. Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. GBF Africa supports Dubai Chamber\u2019s international strategy and ongoing expansion efforts in Africa, where the organisation currently operates four representative offices in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique and Kenya, adding that the upcoming forum would offer valuable insights on business potential in promising African markets that has yet to be fully explored. Standard Bank and Invest Africa are supporting the upcoming forum as event partners.